2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV

2020 MODEL
$36,350 - $39,240
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2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 16, 2020
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The luxury carmaker Lexus is known for making cars that draw practicality and performance. Lexus cars add great comfort, fine exterior as interior styling and ride stability. Lexus owns some of the best luxury cars from SUVs to hatchbacks and has seemingly more performance than many top-notch performance brands. Lexus has some of the beautiful looking crossovers under the UX series that take more pleasure being driven on speed tracks and are elegant and smart in the interior and attracts a lot of eyes on the road.

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Pros

Great ride and handling

Good fuel economy

Premium interior

Well balanced exterior

Cons

Disappointing cargo area

Tight second row

Infotainment isn’t exciting

What's New?

Revised enform connect feature

Rear cross-traffic alert

Android Auto and Android CarPlay


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36350

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

transmission

1-speed cvt

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12-Dec

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

177 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

60.6 in.

curb weight

3605 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

90.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

17.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1045 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

41/38/39 mpg

ev range

434.6 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

402.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior video

Styles

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV in Ultra White color 2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV in Nebula Gray Pearl color 2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV in Redline color 2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV in Ultrasonic Blue Mica color
Ultra White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

6.0

Engine And Performance

5.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

6.3

6.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Base

Base

power
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
39 combined

$36,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $36,350 MSRP (41/39/38) 181 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Premium

Premium

power
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
39 combined

$37,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $37,825 MSRP (41/39/38) 295 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Luxury

Luxury

power
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
39 combined

$39,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $39,240 MSRP (41/39/38) 295 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.3

Overall Rating


The 2020 Lexus UX 250h in our opinion is an absolute choice for a luxury crossover. It gets almost everything and gets the best out of everything it has. The car is surprisingly fast for a crossover and boasts seemingly impressive handling. It’s luxurious and more stylish with perfection added to its every aspect. The interior looks are unmatched this gets a more sporty and luxurious feel with far better technology.

This vehicle gets a gasoline hybrid engine that is surprisingly efficient and powerful. The best thing that attracts in the vehicle is the AWD mechanism which makes it more fun to drive this crossover. Moreover, it delivers you what many of its competitors lack and carries a lot of responsibility on its shoulder. The premium brand Lexus drives reliability and technology from its parent Toyota. This also makes Lexus a valuable brand in delivering customer satisfaction.

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Front View
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Rear View

6.0/10
Features

 

5.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 

6.3/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Features

6.0/10

The 2020 Lexus UX250h gets a performance-based trim of its UX series car the F-Sport. Other UX series trims are the UX200, UX200 f sport, UX250h, UX200 luxury, and the UX250 luxury. The F sport gets more sporty features and a signature F Sport design.

Trim UX 250h F Sport Premium  Luxury
MSRP (FWD) $36,350 $37,825 $39,240
Key Features F SPORT 18-in split-five-spoke alloy wheels with run-flat tires Includes UX250h (F SPORT) features: Includes Premium Package (F SPORT) features:
  11,46 F SPORT–tuned suspension Heated front seats Heated and ventilated front seats
  F SPORT exterior styling including unique front and rear bumpers grille and badging Power tilt-and-slide moonroo Auto-dimming power-folding outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse
  LED fog lamps and cornering lamps Rain-sensing windshield wipers Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  Active Sound Control F SPORT bolstered front seats    
  Perforated leather-trimmed F SPORT steering wheel and shift knob Paddle shifters    
  Performance-inspired instrumentation with sliding bezel    
  8.0 Inch multi-information display    
  Aluminum pedals and front aluminum door-sill scuff plates    

Which trim to buy?

The UX250h comes in three trim packages the standard, the Luxury and F sport and, it does not have any other version in the F Sport. The F sport is an enthusiastically packed car with more racing instincts. If you are looking ahead to purchase the F Sport this article might sound helpful.

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Engine and Performance

5.0/10

Search Google which car gets the most economical engine? And you will find Lexus UX250h rank the searches. The best part about the car is its economical engine yet it is one of the best running engines which is great in terms of performance. The Crossover gets a capable engine that produces around 181hp of power and 151lb-ft of torque. The performance is aided by a similarly capable 2-speed direct-drive transmission box that powers the front wheels swiftly on tracks and but having a balanced power output. 

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Has a 2.0 L Inline 4 Engine

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

MSRP

$36,350

$36,880

$34,900

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

CVT Automatic

CVT Automatic

Electrically Variable-Speed Automatic

Power

181hp@6,000rpm 221hp@6,250rpm 219hp@5,700rpm

Torque

151lb-ft@4,800rpm 155lb-ft@4,500rpm 163lb-ft@3,600rpm

The sad part is that Lexus UX250h F Sport does come with a Plug-In Hybrid setup. The battery underneath powers the twin electric motors that drive the rear wheels and is charged by the gasoline engine.

How fast does the UX250h F Sport can go?

The Lexus UX250h F Sport is seemingly fast for any crossover on road. It is quick and agile on roads. The 0-60 are not that interesting for a car but if you consider the 2.0L Inline 4 it will give you a chill. The gasoline engine combined along with the electric motors makes it a more desirable performer. If we say pushing the gas pedals will throw you backward in the driver seat. NO, not exactly that fast. The UX250h F Sport gets faster with time, there is not much aggression in 0-60 miles but after reaching that the vehicle picks up really well.

Models 

Lexus UX250h F sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

0-60 MPH

8.2*

6.3

8.2*

Quarter Mile

16.6*

14.8

16.4*

Top Speed 

110 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

Engine

2.0 L Inline 4

2.5 L Inline 4

2.5 Inline 4

*Used for MY 2019 fo9r reference purposes

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Front View

Does the vehicle have a great ride and handling?

Lexus UX250h gets a comfortable ride quality. It has great handling as well. The Crossover delivers a great ride and handling on city roads resulting in a relaxed drive even on narrow roads and traffics. Even when carried to extreme road conditions the vehicle perfectly balances itself on uneven paths. The three different modes available in the crossover for driving has a punchier performance and forwards immediate feedback to the drive mechanism. The eco drive mode feels less enthusiastic to drive and is designed to do so to get you more mileage in the process.

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Three Quarter View

The hybrid crossover from Lexus stretches itself quite well in the handling area. It is seemingly great to drive on tracks and feels like a track-ready vehicle but it drives also has a city-friendly ride. The sport modes thrill you with the performance and responsiveness of the engine. The suspension manages the potholes and bumps really well. Cornering at high speeds is greatly aided by the AWD mechanism. The electric motor starts engaging from the beginning of the ride and gets more active with time to provide extra traction on need.

Does the UX250h F-Sport have a good braking capability?

There are power-assisted brakes on all the four wheels. The brakes do perform wisely on roads and stop the vehicle with much less effort. You need not require to push the brake pedals harder they work easily even at higher speeds. The assisted drive features also assist with braking of the car on the slant and steep roads avoiding any uneven drive. 

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Front Brake is 12.0 in.

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

Brake Rotors Front

12.0"

12.8"

12.0"

Brake Rotors Rear

11.1"

12"

11.1"

Curb Weight

3605 lbs

3706 lbs

3710 lbs

60-0 MPH

119 ft

N/A

128 ft

The brakes of the car feel really groomed as you don’t feel the sudden snatch of the brakes when applied suddenly.

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The UX250h F-Sport is a performance crossover but the impressing part is it gets great fuel efficiency. The reason it delivers so much is obviously its hybrid drive setup. The electric motors really help in boosting fuel performance. Many of its close competitors fail to deliver a fuel efficiency what Lexus UX250h F-Sport offers. The fuel economy of the UX250h F-Sport is closely derived from the Toyota RAV4.

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

MPG (City)

41

40

41

MPG (Highway)

38

38

38

MPG (Combined)

39

39

40

Fuel Capacity

10.6 gallons

14.2 gallons

14.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

435/403/N/A miles

N/A/550/N/A  miles

595/551/580 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A N/A N/A

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior

7.0/10

Lexus UX250h F Sport looks generous from the inside. It gets a sharp interior with a flowing dashboard on the inside and looks technologically updated. The minimal design of the interior is occupied with impressive quality material and soft-touch plastic. The dashboard and front center console gets more elemental design. Its sporty interior with the signature F sport fitments looks more spectacular and stylish. The quality of the interior is amazing and is a good thing though is the design of the interior. It does not clutter your vision upfront. Most importantly all the Lexus cars get a refined ambiance inside. 

2020 Lexus UX250h F Sport Front Seats

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.2/55.0/42.0

40/57.2/42.4

39.5/57.8/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.3/52.9/33.1

39.3/56.0/40.7

39.5/56.4/37.8

What will impress you is the quiet cabin, it is simply a no noise cabin that grabs attention for it clean, neat and high-class styling when driven on road. The buttons use soft-touch plastic and are ergonomically laid. Along with that, it gains more substance from the leather-wrapped steering and digital instrument console. The seats nicely adapt your weight and get height-adjustable power buttons. There is more comfort in the back with a nice amount of legroom and headroom and with intelligently packed convenience features for passengers.

What are the Infotainment features you get in a Lexus UX250h F Sport?

The Lexus UX250h F Sport does not have anything different from the UX series infotainment. Lexus UX250h F Sport has a neatly laid 8.0 Inch multi-information infotainment screen at the center of the dashboard which gets a nice laid design to support the infotainment needs.

2020 Lexus UX250h F Sport Has 8.0 Inch infotainment screen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Lexus navigation system
  • Android Auto
  • Lexus ENFORM
  • Smart access
  • HD radio
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 8 Inch Display

How much cargo space does it have?

The Cargo space provided inside the crossover is pretty impressive. On our test, it managed to store around 8 bags. The cargo area is also well laid and reaching from the second row is also easy. The rear cargo door also gets power control to open and shut. However, the height of the cargo makes it a tough task to load heavy bags

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Has Cargo Space is 17.1 cu ft.

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

Cargo Capacity

17.1 cu.ft.

37.5 cu.ft.

37.6 cu.ft.

The cargo area can be extended by flat folding the second-row seats. Surprisingly the competitors get almost double the cargo capacity.

What are the Interior Comfort features inside the UX250h F Sport?

Lexus Installs a lot of convenient and luxury comfort features in its cars. The UX250h F Sport has some unique comfort features in it that expand the overall comfort in the interior.

  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Two-way lumbar driver seat support
  • Head-up display
  • Remote touchpad
  • Power Windows
  • Dynamic voice command
  • Four USB ports
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Dual-zone climate control with interior air filter
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Perforated leather-trimmed F SPORT steering wheel
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Interior

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior

6.0/10

The F Sport version of the UX250h gets a sportier design upfront. The front spindle grille reminds of every Lexus on the road. The sporty elements in the front of the car will remind of the F Sport trim. It gets a sharp front nose and those LED DRL remind one of a Samurai. The grille gets a huge dimension that gulps air like none other crossovers. The best thing that impresses in the design is the rear. It gets a sharp body design while the details at the rear surprise you.

2020 Lexus UX250h F Sport Three Quarter View

Model

Lexus UX250h F Sport

Ford Escape Titanium AWD

Toyota RAV4 Limited

Curb Weight

3605 lbs

3706 lbs

3710 lbs

Length

177.0"

183.1"

180.9"

Width

72.4"

74.1"

73.0"

Height

60.6"

66.1"

67.0"

Ground Clearance

8.5"

N/A

8.1"

Wheelbase

103.9"

106.7"

105.9"

The headlights, fog lights, and the brake lights look more aggressive. It shares most of the similar elements from the UX version and some add on the exterior design which is entirely signature for the F Sport version. The F SPORT 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels look amazing on the tracks and adding to its functionality it gets flat running tires. The unique front and rear bumpers grille also get the F Sport badging. The roofline leans and stretches long to the brake lights making it look more like a coupe.

Exterior Features

Lexus UX250h F Sport gets some of the best exterior features which are not just stylish but ease driving convenience on the road.

  • F Sport grille with mesh pattern
  • F Sport front and rear bumper
  • F Sport LED DRLs and cornering lamps
  • LED headlamps
  • Dual-tone wing mirrors
  • Body claddings
  • 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Exterior
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Badge
2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Badge

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Safety

8.0/10

Lexus UX250h F Sport shares all the same safety features of

the UX series. It is a safer ride always and has a tough build quality which boasts its overall safety.

  • Back-up camera with dynamic gridlines
  • 10-airbag system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Stability control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rigid body structure with crumple zones

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Competition

Lexus UX250h F Sport vs Ford Escape

The Lexus is a better performer when compared to the Ford Escape Titanium, it also gets a better interior and of course, the reliability of Lexus car gets most of the charm. The only place which impresses in the Ford is the interior roominess and exterior features which get more applause for its power and sensible performance. Ford Escape Titanium AWD is a friendly family car that also finds performance. The Ford Escape Titanium has better infotainment and a much bigger cargo area.

2020 Ford Escape

Lexus UX250h F Sport vs Toyota RAV4 Limited

Lexus has a very close competition in its segment. The Toyota RAV4 competes with its sister brand Lexus. The car is widely accepted in the American market and shares a larger market. However, it lacks comfort and luxury what the Lexus gets and that is the reason it's a Lexus. The Toyota RAV4 is a great country car but it lacks performance and styling and there we select the Lexus UX250h F Sport as a better-looking contender. It is, however, the Toyota RAV4 is the practical one.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport SUV Final Verdict

6.3/10

The Lexus UX250h F Sport is just an upgraded trim of the UX250h it gets more sporty looks and sporty design in the interior. The performance and handling are also similar to the base Lexus UX250h. You don’t need much explanation for how a Lexus car performs and handles on the roads. It only differentiates on looks and styling. You can go with the F Sport if you need a unique performance badging for the same engine and driving capabilities.